Democracy Now! television program for Monday, December 3, 2001
Several cabinet ministers demanded that Israel expel Arafat, and reporters accompanying Sharon said he was weighingthe proposal. There is no indication that President Bush is trying to persuade the Is
COINTELPRO Returns? The Bush Administration Asks Congress to Expand the FBI's Surveillancepowers, Loosening Restrictions Put in Place After the FBI Targeted the Black Panther Party, Theamerican Indian
The Bush administration is asking Congress for a second major expansion of federal surveillance powers that wouldallow for the “disruption” of what the attorney general calls suspected terrorist groups. The proposal would loosenone of the most fundamental restrictions on the conduct of the FBI that were imposed in the 1970s after the death ofJ. Edgar Hoover and the disclosures that the FBI had run a widespread domestic surveillance program, Cointelpro, tomonitor the Black Panthers, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and antiwar activists.
Peace March Arrives in New York, Activists Leave for Iraq Amid Threats of U.S. Attacks
US bombers for the second time in two days have killed dozens of civilians in eastern Afghanistan as well as friendlymujahedin fighters supporting their battle against al-Qa’ida. Mujehedeen commanders said hundreds of people,overwhelmingly civilians, may have been killed by US bombing over the weekend.
As Congress Offers Billions in Corporate Welfare, As Laura Bush Condemns the Treatment Ofafghan Women, and As Mayor Rudolph Guiliani Lures Tourists to New York By Casting It As a City Ofcompassionate
Congress offers billions of dollars in corporate welfare to wealthy multinationals; Laura Bush condemns the brutaltreatment of Afghan women; and Mayor Rudolph Guiliani lures tourists to New York by casting it as a city ofcompassionate unity after September 11.
Feminist Theologian Dr. Riffat Hassan On Women and Islam, As Afghan Women Struggle to Gain Aseat in the Reconstructed Government of Afghanistan
Burhanuddin Rabbani, the Northern Alliance leader who was Afghanistan’s last president before the Taliban seizedpower, said yesterday that his interim government in Kabul would allow a maximum of 200 United Nations peace-keepersto be stationed in the country. Rabbani insisted his party, Jamiat-i-Islami, was glad to send delegates to theconference in Bonn, even though “we didn’t have time to prepare fully”. But he revealed differences with the otherparties taking part in the conference.